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Advantages of the Canon T3

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Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.51x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$389.00 vs $896.43
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The best price we've seen is $507 cheaper (2.3x less)
Battery life
Longer battery life
700 shots vs 510 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
130×100×78 mm vs 127×104×80 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
459 g vs 590 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D5000

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
12.2 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
4 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses vs 220 lenses
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Almost the same
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
11 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T3220 lenses
              D5000230 lenses
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12.2 MP
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              T3309 ms
              D5000276 ms
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              T3300 ms
              D5000400 ms
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Size Large Help
              T3130×100×78 mm
              D5000127×104×80 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              T3720p @ 30fps
              D5000720p @ 24fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T33 fps
              D50004 fps
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Viewfinder Both have pentamirror viewfinders Help
              Pentamirror
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              T39
              D500011
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T30.54x
              D50000.51x
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T36,400 ISO
              D50003,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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